Announcement: Digital Literacy and Resilience Request for Information (RFI

The Department of Labor announced it is requesting information on successful approaches related to digital skills attainment and competency development in education and training efforts, the strategies our education and workforce development systems are employing to assess and ensure individuals are digitally resilient, and any challenges the education and public workforce systems are facing.

DOL is also requesting information on strategies to advance digital equity and inclusion in the workforce. DOL developed this RFI with substantial input from the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce), U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS), as part of its long-standing coordination and partnership with these agencies.

The agencies request that commenters address the key questions and themes in the context of the overall RFI.  Commenters do not need to address every question and should focus on those that relate to their expertise or

perspective. To the extent possible, please clearly indicate the question(s) addressed in your response.

The themes and questions are classified in six categories:

  • Current Trends in Digital Literacy
  • Digital Equity and Inclusion
  • Federal Investments in Digital Literacy
  • Challenges and Barriers to Digital Literacy
  • Strategic Partnerships and Collaboration
  • Digital Literacy & K-12 Public Education System

Responses are due by February 6, 2023.